THE wet weather forced Pershore out of the promotion zone in Birmingham League Division Two ahead of a crunch final match at Halesowen on the final day.

Pershore's home game against Sutton Coldfield was abandoned after a single over with the Vale side on 1-0, meaning they dropped to third in the table below Halesowen.

After three successive defeats leaders Oswestry returned to form with an 80-run win at Fordhouses and need one bonus point from their final match against Wombourne to clinch promotion.

Halesowen romped to an eight-wicket victory at Penkridge to go up to second.

They will still go up if they are defeated in the final clash, providing they secure seven bonus points but a defeat and six points or less will see Pershore take their place.

Worcester's Old Elizabethans were relegated alongside Old Hill despite a seven-wicket win against Coventry and NW.

OEs reached a revised target of 154-3 in pursuit of 144.

Hemaka Pathirinage took 4-13 including a hat-trick for OEs and man of the match Atiq ur-Rehman claimed 3-11 before striking an unbeaten 76 from 53 balls but it was a hollow victory.

George Worker’s record-breaking spree continued as Knowle and Dorridge defeated Ombersley by 58 runs at Station Road in the Premier Division.

The result left them requiring one more point from their final match of the season at Shrewsbury who are the only team that could now deny them the title.

Worker’s 124 from 90 balls was his ninth century of the season, taking his aggregate to 1,569 at an average of 142.64.

In a match reduced to 34 overs per side the hosts raced to 248-4 but after an interruption for rain during the Ombersley innings the visitors’ target was reduced to 185 in 20 overs.

Eventually they fell well short on 126-8 with Ateeq Javid picking up 3-29.

Shrewsbury maintained their title hopes with a crushing 10-wicket victory at Dorridge.

Worcestershire's Dillon Pennington (3-6) helped roll Dorridge over for 53 before County team-mate Oliver Westbury (22 not out) was among those to hit the necessary runs for victory in 11.1 overs.

At the bottom Walsall require five bonus points from their final match against Berkswell to ensure safety after their match at Brockhampton was abandoned with the hosts on 158-5 from 36 overs.

In-form Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell hit 82 from 88 balls and Henry Langford scored 56 for Brockhampton.

If Walsall fail to get five bonus points against the 2016 champions Kidderminster will send the Gorway side down with Brockhampton if they defeat Dorridge at Chester Road on Saturday.

But the weather did Kidderminster no favours at Danescourt where their match with Wolverhampton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

At Sandwell Park Barnt Green defeated West Bromwich Dartmouth by 45 runs under the DLS method of scoring.

James Psarakis and Josh Poysden both hit 46 as Green scored 248-8.

Dartmouth reached 120-6 from 20.3 overs in reply but the target at that stage was 165.

Rawlston Tappin hit 49 from 34 balls for Dartmouth with Adam Hines (3-47) the most successful bowler for Green.

Moseley’s Division One game at Bromsgrove was abandoned following torrential rain with the hosts on 42-3 from 12 overs but they remain favourites to join Smethwick in the top tier next year.

The mid-table match between Barnards Green and Bridgnorth was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Following a 16-run win against Nuneaton by the DLS method Astwood Bank require two bonus points from their final game of the season at Stourbridge on Saturday to secure promotion from Division Three.

Steve Adshead (52) and Tom Underhill (48) were the top scorers in a Bank total of 193-5 in 33 overs against Nuneaton who finished on 134-9 from 22 overs.

Jason Jakeman hit 80 for Nuneaton as Ryan Blakemore picked up 4-36 for Bank.

Milford Hall’s total of 141-5 in 23 overs proved too much for relegated Worcester Nomads who were dismissed for 117 in 21.2 overs with Stu Phazey taking 3-18.